Thursday, April 07, 2016

Ted Cruz not as popular with his party as he needs to be

The following stories show that Ted Cruz has other problems besides being behind Donald Trump. It seems there are people in his own party that don't like him. And from these two articles he has his work cut out for him.
That is good news for those of us who really hate the idea of a Cruz presidency. I just assumed that the majority of Republicans would be tickled pink to vote for this guy. But maybe not. -SJ Otto

Ted Cruz can’t even get a protest vote in the Senate anymore.
On Monday night, Cruz’s colleagues ignored his attempt to disrupt Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s efforts to fund the government without attacking Planned Parenthood. In an unusual rebuke, even fellow Republicans denied him a “sufficient second” that would have allowed him a roll call vote.
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Then, his Republican colleagues loudly bellowed “no” when Cruz sought a voice vote, a second repudiation that showed how little support Cruz has: Just one other GOP senator — Utah’s Mike Lee — joined with Cruz as he was overruled by McConnell and his deputies.
It was the second time that Cruz had been denied a procedural courtesy that’s routinely granted to senators in both parties. The first came after he called McConnell a liar this summer.

For more click here.

Conventional wisdom says vulnerable Senate Republicans would like to share the ticket in November with anyone but Donald Trump. But the apparent replacement choice, Sen. Ted Cruz (Tex.), might not be much better for them.
It's hard to imagine a more far-right presidential candidate than Cruz, who has shown little to no willingness to appeal to the broader electorate that Republicans arguably need to win the White House and maintain control of the Senate. Some political analysts even think Republicans' majority in the House could be in play with not just a Trump nomination, but also a Cruz nomination.
But as Cruz celebrates a big win Tuesday in Wisconsin, a Cruz-Trump battle for a majority of delegates at July's Republican National Convention looks more and more likely. That means it's not out of the realm of possibility that Cruz could be the next GOP nominee.

For more click here.

After winning the April 5 Wisconsin primary, Ted Cruz appeared to reach out to the GOP establishment – and ask for its trust. (Peter Stevenson/The Washington Post)

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